Johnson, Sneed spark Kansas State past Saint Louis, 84-53
ST. LOUIS (AP) D.J. Johnson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Xavier Sneed added 15 points to lead Kansas State to an 84-53 win over Saint Louis on Saturday.
The Wildcats won their second in a row following a 69-68 loss to Maryland on Nov. 26. Saint Louis now has lost four in a row.
Johnson dominated inside, hitting his first 10 shots from the field on the way to a 10-for-11 effort. Johnson had four of the Wildcats nine dunks.
Jermaine Bishop led Saint Louis (2-5) with 11 points.
Kansas State (2-1) used a 23-9 run over the final 11 minutes of the first half to break the game open. The Wildcats jumped out to a 13-5 lead on back-to-back baskets by Johnson. Sneed sank a pair of 3-pointers midway through the half to push the lead to 18-10.
Dean Wade added 13 points for Kansas State.